About

Team Blue Barracudas

Welcome! We are a team of four Master of Design candidates from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design.

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Team Members

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Shruti Aditya Chowdhury

I did my undergrad in Visual Communication design but I like to think of myself as a generalist problem solver rather than a specialist designer. I’ve worked in an small innovation lab and then joined a global user experience design consultancy where I did projects across domains across the globe. I’m interested in designing for development and designing at the intersection of cognitive psychology, behavioral economics and management studies.

 

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Saumya Kharbanda

Before coming to CMU for the MDes program, I studied Communication Design at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi. After graduating from there in 2013, I worked as a graphic designer with a brand consultancy/design studio for close to two years. My work involved design for print (mainly publications and packaging) as well for branding systems.

 

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Kate McLean

I am a native Pittsburgher and a student in the Master of Design program at Carnegie Mellon University. I received my undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology from Kenyon College in 2011 and still consider the field to be my passion. In addition to attending graduate school here, I am an employee of REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.). I am a outfitting specialist and bike mechanic. When I’m not working or at school, I’m on one of my bikes. I love the outdoors and am passionate about getting people to unplug and get back outside.

 

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Catherine Shen

I’m a designer and design strategist with experience in the social sector. Prior to CMU, I was working for social enterprises in international development, creating educational experiences enabled through technology. I’ve also worked in Kenya and Peru as a service design and development consultant and prior to that, in management consulting with Deloitte in SF. I have a B.A. in Economics and International Studies from Northwestern University. I’m interested in design for public service and social change.

 

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